26 January 2012
Benozzo Gozzoli (Florence c. 1420/22-1497 Pistoia)
tempera, oil and gold on panel
22¼ x 14 in. (56.5 x 35.6 cm.), in an engaged frame
Dr. Hans Hasso Baron von Veltheim, Ostrau, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany, as 'Francesco Squarcione'.
Expropriated during the Soviet Military Administration of Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany, 1945.
Anonymous sale; Weinmuller, Munich, 10-11 June 1959, lot 707, as 'Francesco Squarcione'.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 8 July 2005, lot 10 (£62,400).
Barbara Piasecka Johnson, Assisi; Sotheby's, London, 8 July 2009, lot 5, as 'Attributed to Benozzo Gozzoli' (withdrawn).
Restituted to the heir of Dr. Hans Hasso Baron von Veltheim, 2011.
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